M-1 Global kicks-off 2018 in February with M-1 Challenge 87 & 88

Mikael Silander (R)

From M-1 Global:

M-1 Global kicks-off 2018 in February with M-1 Challenge 87 & 88

M-1 Global will kick-off its 21st season with a pair of international events in February, M-1 Challenge 87 and M-1 Challenge 88, respectively, Feb. 9 in Saint Petersburg and Feb. 22 in Moscow.

Ariman Ashimov

Both events will be live-streamed from Russia in high definition on  www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at  www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.

Damir Ismagulov (on top)

Finnish flyweight Mikael “Hulk” Silander (17-5-0, M-1: 1-0-0) takes on Kazakh fighter Ariman Ashimov (10-2-1, M-1: 2-0-0) in the lone fight announced this far for M-1 Challenge 87, which will feature the grand opening of M-1 Arena. The Silander-Ashimov winner will be positioned for a potential title shot against M-1 Challenge flyweight champion Aleksander Doskalchuk, of Ukraine.

Raul Tutarauli (on top)

Two M-1 Challenge title fights have been announced as the M-1 Challenge 88 co-main events on Feb. 22 in Moscow. M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov (14-2-0, M-1: 8-1-0), of Russia, defends his belt against his dangerous Georgian challenger, Raul Tutarauli (18-3-0, M-1: 6-1-0), while M-1 Challenge

Movsar Evloev (L)

Bantamweight Champion Movsar Evloev (8-0-0, M-1: 8-0-0) puts his perfect pro record on the line against Kazakhstan-native Sergey Morozov (10-3-0, M-1: 5-2-0),

Sergey Morozov

who also fights out of Russia.

All fights and fighters are subject to change. Additional matches for M-1 Challenge 87 and M-1 Challenge 88 will soon be announced.